Charles Nègre media library, Grasse

Text by Laurent Beaudouin. “The Grasse media library is inspired by the character of Grasse’s urban structure, the tensions and proximities between the buildings. As a counterpoint to this density, the media library offers visual openings onto the neighbourhood and the distance. The project uses the presence of programme elements with a certain independence to [lire la suite].

Rehabilitation of the Hôtel Lutetia, Paris Rive Gauche

The hotel Le Lutétia built in 1910 by the architects Louis-Hippolyte Boileau and Henri Tauzin is a remarkable and very homogeneous building. The main façade (rue de Sèvres and boulevard Raspail) is adorned with stone sculptures, vine motif and trellis. The corner of rue de Sèvres and boulevard Raspail is the outstanding feature of the [lire la suite].

General purpose hall and exterior covered space, at the Parc du Tremblay in Champigny sur Marne

The installation of the construction overhanging the park site is intended to establish physical and visual links with the athletics stadium below, access to the park and the view towards the distant landscapes. Opposite the renovated athletics track, the facilities are laid out like the background of an antique theatre. In this system, the structure [lire la suite].

Centre Aqualudique Aqualagon, in Marne-la-Vallée

As part of the development of a resort village in Marne-la-Vallée in Seine-et-Marne, the Villages Nature du Val d’Europe entrusted the construction of the water complex to architect Jacques Ferrier. The project comprises three separate entities: the water pavilion containing the swimming pools (110×80 m with a maximum height of 27 metres), the air pavilion [lire la suite].

Aria, cultural centre in Cornebarrieu

This programme built in the heart of the Monges-Croix du Sud development zone comprises a 1,170 m2 media library and a 1,640 m2 community hall. These two complementary programmes are linked by means of a common hall and conference room. It was necessary to take account of the flood risk when designing the construction with [lire la suite].

Historial of the Great War, in Péronne

“The project is located in the grounds of Péronne Château built under Philippe Auguste in 1204. The Château was seriously damaged during the great war and was restored in 1931 by the chief historic monuments architect Henri Moreau. In 1992 the building to house the Historial was built between the Château and the lake by [lire la suite].

Offices, Landy Pleyel development zone, in Saint-Denis

How do you work with reinforced concrete to make a continuous structure laid out in the form of shear walls, deep beams and a beam and column structure? This project attempts to provide an answer by exploring the possibilities afforded by this material in a constrained context as is often the case in tertiary programmes. [lire la suite].

Construction of a high-rise car park, Arlequin district, Grenoble

This silo car park project is located in the vicinity of the Arlequin gallery in the Villeneuve district of Grenoble. This is among the new facilities that are part of the urban renewal of this district. The purpose of this project is to build a clear, bright building whose function is clearly visible from the [lire la suite].

Buildings designed by Marcel Lods, Village of La Faisanderie, in Fontainebleau

Canada, Belgium, the United Kingdom and the United States: these are the names of the four residential buildings in La Faisanderie, built in 1952 by Marcel Lods, associated with his colleague Maurice Cammas, for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) command in Europe. After being abandoned by NATO when France left the organization (1966), then [lire la suite].

Lodgings and leisure centre, Moulin Vert development zone in Vitry-sur-Seine

The project, located on a 16,521 m² plot in the heart of the garden city of Moulin Vert, in Vitry sur Seine, is intended to increase the site density while retaining the urban and landscaping characteristics of the site and reinforcing the links between the lodgings and the green areas. The construction of these lodgings [lire la suite].